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Osteria Nonni

Julia | | Feb 8, 2003 10:08 PM

Four of us went to Osteria Nonni in Atwater Friday night. I was surprised at how deep the restaurant was, from the street there looks like there's only room for four tables...There's probably twenty-five or so, but they are very close together. The staff is pretty quick to push them together to accomodate your party, but the noise level gets pretty high. (Noise is an issue for one of our party.)

We skipped appetizers and salads and ordered a pizza, angel hair with Italian sausage, a chicken breast special, and whole halibut with a side of spaghetti. We got a basket of steaming hot bread and pats of butter. The bread was very good, and I wished we had some olive oil, or garlic spread. The food was good, I particularly enjoyed the peppery tomato topping on the halibut. The four of us enjoyed the food, but I don't know if any of us had an "omigod" type of moment.

Small quibble--because the waiter had to squeeze past two other tables to get to us, our water glasses remained empty for longer than I like. I know its awkward crawling past other patrons with a pitcher of water, but hey...

Right before we left, a woman in a wheelchair came in with a large party. The restaurant is all on one level and she was able to get to a table with no trouble at all. I was impressed at how seamlessly she came in and got a table. I've been at many other places where there's a dog and pony show trying to accomodate for anything larger than a cane.

Two specials, one pizza, and one pasta dish, three glasses of wine $82.00 with tip.

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